Another reportorial inquiry related to my "research" projects on OA. We'll see what this leads to, if anything. (As background, I am now informed that J. Beall does not read what I write. This does not surprise me.)
Friends, I am piloting a 1 credit lab for a poli sci research methods class in the fall, and need to get cracking on my syllabus! Have you built or taught one of these? Are you willing share tips, techniques, or whole syllabi?
Hi everbody. I'm trying to plumb the murky depths of Amazon's dealings with university presses, and it seems like there's possibly an academic-library angle in there somewhere. Are libraries buying much (some) content from Amazon? Does Amazon fill any gaps the library vendors can't or don't? Any insight (or other questions to ask) would be welcome.
I don't have supervisory experience and I'm afraid this is going to stall out my career progress. No chance of getting any in current position. Closest thing I have is teaching high school students nearly ten years ago. Ideas on how to overcome this?
Just sent my faculty the email about the dire budget. With lots of info about just about how bad it is and why. I'm hoping I didn't over-inform them (also hoping a small army of them will make their Dean shake the Provost for more library $$$). Have any of you had successful instances of this kind of communication w/ faculty? What worked for you?
This is bizarre. Nucleic Acids Research is an OUP journal. It's "open access", with all content available to readers on the web. Authors have the choice of a CC-BY-NC license or a CC-BY license (same fees for either). But if they select the CC-BY-NC license, then OUP is the rightsholder for commercial uses. I'm not sure how I feel about this.
So...Web of Science is now part of Web of Science. This means if you (like me) were looking for advanced search, cited reference search, author search, etc., and starting to wonder whether you were losing you mind, simply go to the top of the Web of Science search interface, and choose "Web of Science" from the databases list.
For the academic librarians re: the new ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education - https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form... (I'm still reading the text of this as well as the new Framework, so am not going to make any statement yet as to agreement or not).
So, sometimes I ask my pals for an article because ... well, it's easy, but it's not just that. It's also a natural place to turn, a friendly, informal, connected place. I love ILL, but when there's a way to accomplish what I need through already-established relationships, it's tempting not just because of convenience.
Uh, yup. "Evaluating big deal journal bundles." Theodore C. Bergstrom, Paul N. Courant, R. Preston McAfee, and Michael A. Williams PNAS 2014 ; published ahead of print June 16, 2014, doi:10.1073/pnas.1403006111